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It may possibly be the greatest what if in catholic theistic art form what if the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ What if the faint imprint of a man brutally crucified is the face of our savior National Geographic called it One of the most perplexing enigmas of modern times Is it possible that a linen over two-thousand years old could remain intact through the ages or is it truly a miracle which may only be produced through some sort of higher power The credibility of the Shroud has been debated since medieval times there is compelling evidence both for and against the authenticity of the Shroud The Shroud of Turin is the supposed burial cloth of Jesus Christ The faint image left upon the cloth depicts a man brutally beaten and put to death through the process of crucifixion According to a study done by the Yale University School of Medicine beginning at the head there are blood flows from numerous puncture wounds on the top back and sides of head His nose tip is abraded as would occur from a fall There are wounds in the left and right wrists typical lesions of crucifixion Yale UniversityThe wounds listed coincide with the torture a crucified man would have received In a later article the Yale University School of Medicine examined the dorsal side of the cloth the findings were shocking to say the least Upon reexamining the Shroud scientists discovered that the man put to death was whipped excessively with a flagrum A flagrum was a scourging whip used by romans it contained 3 thongs at the ends to rip the flesh out of the victim being put to death This excessive amount of beating the body received was uncommon for the average roman citizen to be subjected to Christian historians have notedJesus was whipped thirty-nine times forty whips were believed to kill a man Another astonishing discovery
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